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    Pericardial effusion unrelated to surgery is a predictor of mortality in heart transplant patients.
    Cardiol J 2018 Jan 17. Epub 2018 Jan 17.
    University Hospital Zurich, Raemistrasse 100, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland.
    Background: Hemodynamically irrelevant pericardial effusion (PeEf) is a predictor of adverse outcome in heart failure patients. The clinical relevance of a PeEf unrelated to surgery in heart transplant patients remains unknown. This study assesses the prognostic value of PeEf occurring later than one year after transplantation. Read More

    Rationale of decreasing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol below 70 mg/dL in patients with coronary artery disease: A retrospective virtual histology. Intravascular ultrasound study.
    Cardiol J 2018 Jan 17. Epub 2018 Jan 17.
    Konyang University Hospital.
    Background: The associations between statin and coronary plaque compositional changes were reported according to the use of high dose or not. An evaluation of the impact of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) < 70 mg/dL by using real world dosages of statin on coronary plaque composition was undertaken.

    Methods: The study subjects consisted of 61 patients (mean 59. Read More

    OCULUS study: Virtual reality-based education in daily clinical practice.
    Cardiol J 2018 Jan 3. Epub 2018 Jan 3.
    1st Chair and Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
    Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with high risk of stroke and other thromboembolic complications. The OCULUS study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the three-dimensional (3D) movie in teaching patients about the consequences of AF and pharmacological stroke prevention.

    Methods: The study was based on a questionnaire and included 100 consecutive patients (38% women, 62% with AF history). Read More

    Low CPNE3 expression is associated with risk of acute myocardial infarction: A feasible genetic marker of acute myocardial infarction in patients with stable coronary artery disease.
    Cardiol J 2018 Jan 3. Epub 2018 Jan 3.
    Cardiology Department of the China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, China.
    Background: Gene COPINE III may be related to a phosphoprotein with intrinsic kinase activity and belongs to an unconventional kinase family. The CPNE3 gene may be used as a biomarker for assessment of occurrence and prognosis of various tumors.

    Methods: Peripheral blood was collected from 87 stable CAD patients and 91 AMI patients. Read More

    The antiarrhythmic effect of vagal stimulation after acute coronary occlusion: Role of the heart rate.
    Cardiol J 2018 Jan 3. Epub 2018 Jan 3.
    Hopital cardiologique Louis Pradel, 28 avenue Doyen Lepine, 69677 Bron, France; Institut NeuroMyogene, UMR CNRS5310-INSERM U1217, Lyon, France.
    Background: Strong evidence suggests a causal link between autonomic disturbances and ventricular arrhythmias. However, the mechanisms underlying the antiarrhythmic effect of vagal stimulation are poorly understood. The vagal antiarrhythmic effect might be modulated by a decrease in heart rate. Read More

    Clinical impact of repolarization changes in supine versus upright body position.
    Cardiol J 2017 Dec 14. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
    University Heart Center Zurich.
    Background: The impact of postural changes on various electrocardiography (ECG) charac-teristics has only been assessed in a few small studies. This large prospective trial was con-ducted to confirm or refute preliminary data and add important results with immediate impact on daily clinical practice.

    Methods: ECGs in supine and upright position from 1028 patients were analyzed. Read More

    Psycho-emotional disorders as incoming risk factors for myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries?
    Cardiol J 2017 Dec 14. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
    Hospital Universitario de Getafe, Carretera de Toledo s/n, 28905, Madrid, Spain.
    Background: There is an emerging field underlying the myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries (MINOCA). The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of psycho-emotional disorders and social habits in MINOCA patients.

    Methods: The study included 95 consecutive patients diagnosed of MINOCA and 178 patients with myocardial infarction (MI) and obstructive lesions. Read More

    Proximal buddy in jail technique: A bail out technique to increase guide support.
    Cardiol J 2017 Dec 14. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
    The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, NO.139 Renmin Road, 410011, Changsha, China.
    Background: During percutaneous coronary intervention, "buddy-in-jail" technique is often used to facilitate stent delivery in complex coronary artery lesions. However, the safety and efficacy of this technique when used with different jailed wire and applied in different target vessel lesions remain elusive. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the effectiveness of "buddy-in-jail" technique in the tortuous and rigid lesions of both the common and neighboring coronary arteries. Read More

    Long-term outcomes after percutaneous revascularization of complex coronary bifurcation lesions using a dedicated self-expanding biolimus-eluting stent system.
    Cardiol J 2017 Dec 14. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
    University Hospitals Leuven, 3000, Leuven, Belgium.
    Background: To evaluate long-term clinical outcomes after treatment of complex bifurcation lesions with the AXXESS dedicated self-expanding biolimus A9-eluting bifurcation stent.

    Methods: Between 2004 and 2013, 123 patients with complex bifurcation lesions were treated in a single center with the AXXESS stent in the proximal main vessel (MV) and additional drug-eluting stents in branches when required. Median follow-up was 5 years. Read More

    Anomalous origin of culprit coronary arteries in acute coronary syndromes.
    Cardiol J 2017 Dec 14. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
    Institute of Cardiology, Department of Interventional Cardiology and Angiology, Alpejska 42 Street, 04-628, Warsaw, Poland.
    Background: To describe a series of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients in whom anomalous origin of culprit coronary artery (AOCCA) was diagnosed. Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in AOCCA are performed very infrequently.

    Methods: Electronic databases from three high-volume tertiary cardiac centers were retrospectively searched for the presence of AOCCA in ACS. Read More

    Variant rs2200733 and rs10033464 on chromosome 4q25 are associated with increased risk of atrial fibrillation after catheter ablation: Evidence from a meta-analysis.
    Cardiol J 2017 Dec 14. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Key Laboratory of Molecular Medicine of JiangXi The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University.
    Background: Common genetic polymorphisms at chromosome 4q25 were associated with increased susceptibility to atrial fibrillation (AF). However, it remained controversial whether these variants could be used as risk predictors for AF recurrence after catheter ablation. We therefore performed a meta-analysis to quantify the association between rs2200733 C>T/rs10033464 G>T and AF recurrence. Read More

    Evaluation of left ventricular function in overweight children and teenagers with arterial hypertension and white coat hypertension.
    Cardiol J 2017 Dec 14. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology and General Pediatrics. Medical University of Warsaw, 63A, Zwirki I Wigury St, 02-091, Warsaw, Poland.
    Background: Obesity in childhood is strongly associated with elevated arterial blood pressure and risk of hypertension. The aim of the study was the evaluation of left ventricular function in hypertensive and white coat hypertensive overweight children and teenagers.

    Methods: The study group consisted of 74 overweight patients aged 10. Read More

    Short- and long-term effects of hemodialysis on platelet and monocyte activity markers of atherosclerosis in patients with end-stage renal disease.
    Cardiol J 2017 Dec 14. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
    Heart Centre Weinheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
    Background: In hemodialysis (HD) patients cardiovascular events represent the predominant cause of mortality. Since platelet and monocyte activity markers play an important role in cardiovascular mortality, this study assessed the influence of HD on these markers.

    Methods: 41 HD patients (25 male, 16 female) were included. Read More

    Non-coding RNAs in cardiac fibrosis: emerging biomarkers and therapeutic targets.
    Cardiol J 2017 Dec 14. Epub 2017 Dec 14.
    West China Hospital of Sichuan University, 37 Guo Xue Xiang, 610041, chengdu, China.
    Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are a class of RNA molecules that do not encode proteins. ncRNAs are involved in cell proliferation, apoptosis, differentiation, metabolism, and other physiological processes as well as the pathogenesis of diseases. Cardiac fibrosis is increasingly recognized as a common final pathway in advanced heart diseases. Read More

    Lipid-lowering therapy with PCSK9-inhibitors in the management of cardiovascular high-risk patients: Effectiveness, therapy adherence and safety in a real world cohort.
    Cardiol J 2017 Nov 23. Epub 2017 Nov 23.
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Straße 1, 30625, Hannover, Germany.
    Background: PCSK9-inhibitors have shown great potential in efficient lipid lowering to achieve low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) treatment goals. The aim of the study was too describe the clinical use of PCSK9-inhibitors and to investigate therapy adherence and safety outside of clinical trials.

    Methods: 38 patients were treated with PSCK9-inhibitors. Read More

    State-of-the-art of transcatheter treatment of aortic valve stenosis and the overview of the InFlow project aiming at developing the first Polish TAVI system.
    Cardiol J 2017 23;24(6):685-694. Epub 2017 Nov 23.
    Center for Cardiovascular Research and Development American Heart of Poland, Poland; Medical University of Silesia in Katowice.
    Initial experience of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) or replacement (TAVR) has ap-peared as a promising minimally invasive technology for patients disqualified from surgical treatment (SAVR). Safety and efficacy of TAVI has been analyzed and assessed through numerous registries and trials. Furthermore, results obtained from comparative TAVI vs. Read More

    Evaluation of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds in acute coronary syndrome: A two-center, one-year follow-up analysis.
    Cardiol J 2017 Nov 23. Epub 2017 Nov 23.
    1st Department of Cardiology, University of Medical Sciences,Poznan, Poland, Dluga 1/2, 61-848, Poznan, Poland.
    Background: Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) have emerged as a new treatment option in cardiovascular medicine. Nonetheless, there is still limited data on the use of these novel devices in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of BVS implantation in patients with ACS. Read More

    Identification of a peripheral blood Long non-coding RNA (Upperhand) as a potential diagnostic marker of coronary artery disease.
    Cardiol J 2017 Nov 23. Epub 2017 Nov 23.
    Department of Cardiology, People's Hospital of Zhengzhou University.
    Background: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been confirmed to be involved in the pathological processes of multiple diseases. However, the characteristic expression of lncRNAs in peripheral blood of coronary artery disease (CAD) patients and whether some of these lncRNAs can be used as diagnostic biomarkers for CAD requires further investigation.

    Methods: 6 healthy and CAD individuals were selected for microarray analysis, and 5 differentially expressed lncRNAs were selected and confirmed in the second cohort consisting of 30 control individuals and 30 CAD patients with different SYNTAX scores. Read More

    Severe degenerative aortic stenosis with preserved ejection fraction does not change adipokines serum levels.
    Cardiol J 2017 Nov 23. Epub 2017 Nov 23.
    First Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice Poland.
    Background: The role of the adipokines in the pathogenesis of aortic stenosis (AS) is not well established. The aim was to evaluate the relationship between adipokines and clinical characteristics as well as echocardiographic indices and noninvasive markers of vascular remodeling in patients with severe AS with preserved ejection fraction (EF).

    Methods: Sixty-five patients (F/M: 38/27; age: 68. Read More

    Anxiety disorders and stressful events in Takotsubo syndrome.
    Cardiol J 2017 Nov 23. Epub 2017 Nov 23.
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Parma, Italy., via università 12, 43100, Parma, Italy; Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Unit, Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation, piazzale dei servi 3, 43100, parma, Italy.
    Background: Anxiety disorders are more common in Takotsubo syndrome (TS) than in acute coronary syndrome patients. Theaim of this study was to investigate whether pre-existing anxiety disorders predispose to TS triggered by exclusively emotional stressful events.

    Methods: Triggering events were compared in 58 TS patients with and without pre-existing anxiety disorders; clinical, electrocardiographic and echocardiographic data were also collected. Read More

    Usefulness of cutting balloon angioplasty for the treatment of congenital heart defects.
    Cardiol J 2017 Nov 13. Epub 2017 Nov 13.
    Regional Specialized Hospital, Research and Development Center, Pediatric Cardiology Department, Wroclaw, Poland, Kamienskiego, 51-124, Wroclaw, Poland.
    Background: Patients with complex congenital heart defects may have different hemodynamic problems which require a variety of interventional procedures including angioplasty which involves using high-pressure balloons. After failure of conventional balloon angioplasty cutting balloon angioplasty is the next treatment option available. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of cutting balloon angioplasty in children with different types of congenital heart defects. Read More

    Quantitative myocardial Blush score (QuBE) allows the prediction of heart failure development in long-term follow-up in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction: Proof of concept study.
    Cardiol J 2017 Nov 13. Epub 2017 Nov 13.
    II Department of Cardiology in Zabrze, Medical Faculty with Dentistry Division in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice Ul. Skłodowskiej 10, 41-800 Zabrze, Poland.
    Background: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) might lead to left ventricular remodeling. Adequate myocardial perfusion is critical to prevent this adverse remodeling. Quantitative myocardial blush evaluator (QuBE) software, available on-line, is a simple analysis tool which enables the precise quantification of myocardial perfusion in the infarct area immediately after interventional treatment. Read More

    Prognostic value of daytime heart rate, blood pressure, their products and quotients in chronic heart failure.
    Cardiol J 2017 Nov 13. Epub 2017 Nov 13.
    First Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Gdańsk, ul. Dębinki 7, 80-211, Gdańsk, Poland.
    Background: Chronic heart failure (CHF) is an important epidemiological and therapeuthic issue with poor prognosis. The aim of the study was to estimate the prognostic value of daytime heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP), their products and quotients in patients with CHF.

    Methods: The study included 80 stable patients with CHF and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF ≤ 35%). Read More

    Myocardial strain characteristics and outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
    Cardiol J 2017 Oct 24. Epub 2017 Oct 24.
    University Hospital Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 23, 89081, Ulm, Germany.
    Background: Objective of this study was to make an assessment of standard functional and deformation parameters (strain) in patients after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and the evaluation of their prognostic impact.

    Methods: Patients undergoing TAVR received CMR on a 1.5T whole-body scanner at 3 months after the procedure. Read More

    Guidezilla extension catheter for percutaneous interventional therapy of complex lesions via a transradial approach: Case series from a single-center experience.
    Cardiol J 2017 Oct 24. Epub 2017 Oct 24.
    Department of Cardiology, Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University.
    Background: Guide catheter extension systems have become one of the most powerful tools for addressing complex lesions during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but data on a new-generation rapid exchange extension catheter - the Guidezilla catheter - are limited. Summarized herein reports on experience using the Guidezilla catheter for complex coronary lesions via a transradial approach at the documented institution an evaluation of its safety and efficacy.

    Methods: A total of 25 patients (19 males and 6 females) who underwent PCI via the radial approach with the Guidezilla catheter for adequate back-up support and to facilitate equipment delivery were enrolled. Read More

    Morning and afternoon serum cortisol level in patients with post-myocardial infarction depression.
    Cardiol J 2017 Oct 24. Epub 2017 Oct 24.
    Medical University of Gdańsk.
    Background: Post-myocardial depression is a highly prevalent condition which worsens the course and prognosis of coronary artery disease. One possible pathogenetic factor is dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, resulting in cortisol profile disturbances.

    Methods: Thirty seven patients hospitalized due to a first myocardial infarction (MI) were enrolled in this study. Read More

    In-stent restenosis-prone coronary plaque composition: A retrospective virtual histology-intravascular ultrasound study.
    Cardiol J 2017 Oct 24. Epub 2017 Oct 24.
    Konyang University Hospital.
    Background: The mechanism of in-stent restenosis (ISR) is multifactorial, which includes biological, mechanical and technical factors. This study hypothesized that increased inflammatory reaction, which is known to be an important atherosclerotic process, at a culprit lesion may lead to higher restenosis rates.

    Methods: The study population consisted of 241 patients who had undergone percutaneous coronary intervention with virtual histology-intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) and a 9-month follow-up coronary angiography. Read More

    Flow-mediated dilatation to relieve puncture-induced radial artery spasm: A pilot study.
    Cardiol J 2017 Oct 24. Epub 2017 Oct 24.
    Department of Cardiology, the First Affiliated Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, China.
    Background: Puncture-induced radial artery spasm (RAS) may extend the duration of coronary angiography (CAG) or cause transradial access failure. Flow-mediated dilatation (FMD), a widely-used noninvasive approach for assessing endothelial function, was reported to remove the entrapped radial sheath after percutaneous coronary intervention. Herein, the efficacy and safety of FMD in treating puncture-induced RAS before transradial CAG was investigated. Read More

    Diagnostic performance of microRNA-133a in acute myocardial infarction: A meta-analysis.
    Cardiol J 2017 Oct 24. Epub 2017 Oct 24.
    Department of Cardiology, Xiangyang Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of Hubei Medical College, China, China.
    Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of microRNA-133a in the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI).

    Methods: Major databases including PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library were searched for case-controlled studies comparing AMI and non-AMI patients. The outcome was evaluated by the relative expression of microRNA-133a in plasma or serum. Read More

    Benefits of laboratory personalized antiplatelet therapy in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
    Cardiol J 2017 Oct 24. Epub 2017 Oct 24.
    Department of Cardiology, Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University.
    Background: The preventive effects of laboratory personalized antiplatelet therapy (PAPT) strategy including genetic detection and platelet function testing (PFT) on major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) and bleeding events in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients undergoing stenting has been extensively studied. Despite that, no clear conclusion can be drawn. In this study, a meta-analysis was performed to explore a more precise estimation of the benefits of laboratory PAPT. Read More

    Heart failure with recovered ejection fraction: clinical characteristics, determinants and prognosis. CARDIOCHUS-CHOP registry.
    Cardiol J 2017 Oct 5. Epub 2017 Oct 5.
    Background: The magnitude and the prognostic impact of recovering left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in patients with heart failure (HF) and systolic dysfunction is unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics and prognosis of patients with HFrecEF in an HF population.

    Methods: 449 consecutive patients were selected with the diagnosis of HF and an evaluation of LVEF in the 6 months prior to selection who were referred to two HF units. Read More

    Novel and heteroplasmic mutations in mitochondrial tRNA genes in Brugada syndrome.
    Cardiol J 2017 Oct 5. Epub 2017 Oct 5.
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.
    Background: Brugada syndrome (BrS) is a rare cardiac arrhythmia characterized by sudden death associated with electrocardiogram patterns characterized by incomplete right bundle-branch block and ST-segment elevations in the anterior precordial leads. This syndrome predominantly is seen in younger males with structurally normal hearts. Mitochondrial variants particularly mt-tRNA mutations, are hot spots that lead to cardiological disorders. Read More

    Inducible miR-145 expression by HIF-1α protects cardiomyocytes against apoptosis via regulating SGK1 in simulated myocardial infarction hypoxic microenvironment.
    Cardiol J 2017 Oct 5. Epub 2017 Oct 5.
    Linyi People's Hospital.
    Background: Myocardial infarction (MI) is partly due to myocardial cell damage caused by hypoxia. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been proved to be closely related to the development and progression of many cardiovascular diseases. This study investigated the role of miR-145 in cardiomyocytes under hypoxic condition. Read More

    Screening hub genes in coronary artery disease based on integrated analysis.
    Cardiol J 2017 Oct 5. Epub 2017 Oct 5.
    The Third Affiliated Hospital of Jinzhou Medical University.
    Background: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Identifying key pathogenic genes benefits the understanding molecular mechanism of CAD.

    Methods: In this study, 5 microarray data sets from the blood sample of 312 CADs and 277 healthy controls were downloaded. Read More

    Peri-interventional combined anticoagulation and antithrombotic therapy in atrial fibrillation ablation: A retrospective safety analysis.
    Cardiol J 2017 Oct 5. Epub 2017 Oct 5.
    Kardiologie, Eberhard-Karls- Universität, Ottfried-Müller-Straße 10, 72076, Tübingen, Germany.
    Background: Catheter ablation (CA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) requires an intensified peri-interventional anticoagulation scheme to avoid thromboembolic complications. In patients with cardiac or extracardiac artery disease, an additional antiplatelet treatment (AAT) is at least temporally necessary especially after a percutaneous intervention with stent implantation. This raises the question whether these patients have a higher peri-interventional bleeding risk during CA of AF. Read More

    Adiponectin correlates with body mass index and to a lesser extent with left ventricular mass in dialysis patients.
    Cardiol J 2017 Oct 5. Epub 2017 Oct 5.
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, 901 87, Umeå, Sweden.
    Background: Adiponectin is a serum protein produced by adipose tissue which exerts anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and anti-atherosclerotic properties, hence is considered a cardio-protective marker. With the current uncertain role of adiponectin in dialysis patients to the aim of this study was to investigate its relationship with left ventricular (LV) structure and function in these patients.

    Methods: This study included 89 (age 56 ± 13 years, 43% male) patients treated with regular dialysis for > 6 months, and 55 control subjects with normal renal function. Read More

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